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    The end of value-free economics.Hilary Putnam & Vivian Charles Walsh (eds.) - 2012 - New York: Routledge.
    This book brings together key players in the current debate on positive and normative science and philosophy and value judgements in economics. Both editors have engaged in these debates throughout their careers from its early foundations; Putnam as a doctorial student of Hans Reichenbach at UCLA and Walsh a junior member of Lord Robbinsâe(tm)s department at the London School of Economics, both in the early 1950s. This book collects recent contributions from Martha Nussbaum and Harvey Gram, as well as a (...)
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    Rationality, Allocation, and Reproduction.Vivian Charles Walsh - 1996 - Oxford University Press UK.
    This monograph is a critical assessment of the foundations of microeconomic theory, rationality, welfare resource allocation and capital reproduction. It examines the various concepts of rationality that have been constructed by 20th-century economists.
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    On the significance of choice sets with incompatibilities.Vivian Charles Walsh - 1967 - Philosophy of Science 34 (3):243-250.
    The axiom of comparability has been a fundamental part of mathematical choice theory from its beginnings. This axiom was a natural first assumption for a theory of choice originally constructed to explain decision making where other assumptions such as continuous divisibility of choice spaces could legitimately also be made. Once the generality of application of formal choice theory becomes apparent, it also becomes apparent that both continuity assumptions and the axiom of comparability may be unduly restrictive and lead to the (...)
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    Scarcity and evil.Vivian Charles Walsh - 1961 - Englewood Cliffs, N.J.,: Prentice-Hall.
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    The status of welfare comparisons.Vivian Charles Walsh - 1964 - Philosophy of Science 31 (2):149-155.